'international', 'interlinked' and 'growing' is what can be said of the Metal, Engineering and Technology (MET) sector. Industries have been slowly recovering but highly depend on export. Although the MET industries created 1 million new jobs between 2013 and 2016, the employment in the MET industries was still 600 000 persons lower than in 2008. The future of the MET industries will depend on the level 'innovation' and the access to the right digital 'skills'.
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